Archive September 2011

Finishing a magazine between horse shows

It has been a busy few weeks; Chris and I just returned from Wisconsin Futurity on Sunday and our “hometown” show, St. Louis National Charity, starts today, so you can imagine where we will be spending a lot of our time this week.

Here in the office, we are finally starting to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” regarding our October issue. It will be an exciting issue, packed with lots of feature stories, ads and, of course, our Louisville 2011 coverage. The pages have been numbered and our art department is working on the last handful of ads, so it shouldn’t be too long before the digital version of the magazine is available online.

Promotional Opportunities Available for American Royal Webcast

The American Royal Association is pleased to announce that the UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show has teamed up with Richfield Video to offer a live webcast of the show. This webcast is now being offered free of charge at during the show dates of November 15th to the 19th, 2011.

American Royal announces new scholarship

The American Royal Association is proud to announce the creation of a new $1,500 Junior Exhibitor Scholarship at the UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show. This scholarship will be awarded to a junior exhibitor (showing as 17 years old and under) who is entered to compete in the show in 2011. In addition to being entered in the show, junior exhibitors must apply to be eligible. Applications must include one letter of recommendation and a one-page essay written by the applicant on what their participation in the UPHA/American Royal means to them. Applications and contact information should be postmarked no later than November 1st, 2011 to Stacy Maher at the American Royal: 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, MO 64102 or

Saddlebred World Loses Longtime Supporter, Cornelia Atherton Serpell

On Sept. 10, the Saddlebred world lost one of its staunchest supporters, Cornelia Atherton Serpell.

In addition to having owned several quality show horses, Serpell served as the American Horse Shows Association Steward at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show for many years, and had also served as a judge at the show. In 2003, she was inducted into the World’s Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame.

Book Review: Zen Mind, Zen Horse

“Horses are like a band of legendary Zen masters. They are perfect teachers because they uncover your real motivation. They tell you when you’re wholeheartedly committed or faking it, when you’re making a sacred vow or just paying lip service. Horses see what’s holding you back. And when you find the courage to confront those shortcomings, horses will always reward you with a way to overcome them.”

Melissa Moore To Judge St. Louis National Charity Horse Show

Peter Fenton, manager of the St. Louis National Charity Horse show, announced today that Melissa Moore of Versailles, Kentucky will now be judging this month’s horse show. She replaces Jim Lowry on the panel after Mr. Lowry was regrettably unable to fulfill his judging assignment.

2011 UPHA Incentive Sale Returning to the UPHA American Royal

The sale again this year will be on UPHA Classics Night. Yearlings and two-year-olds in training will be sold at the sale, which will be held immediately following the UPHA Five Gaited Classic Grand Championship on Thursday evening, November 17, 2011. The sale will begin by 9:00 p.m.


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ASHA encourages members to participate in Horses and Hope trail ride

The American Saddlebred Horse Association would like to invite you to participate in the HORSES and HOPE Trail Ride with First Lady Jane Beshear on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at the Kentucky Horse Park at 11 a.m.

The trail ride will benefit HORSES and HOPE, which is a partnership with the Kentucky First Lady and the Kentucky Cancer Program. HORSES and HOPE holds events across Kentucky to honor breast cancer survivors, to raise breast cancer awareness, and to provide breast cancer education and mammography screening to horse industry workers. Since its inception, HORSES and HOPE has taken education messages to more than 400,000 fans and 6,000 equine workers, and has screened more than 350 women in the industry for breast cancer.

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